Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Arlington Cemetery

Jeff and I headed to Washington DC for a weekend together.  The law school had organized a group to be sworn in before the US Supreme Court on Monday.  That will make it possible for Jeff to stand before the Supreme Court and present a case.  If he ever litigates, it's good to know the option is available ;).  

After arriving in DC we checked into our hotel.  Then we took the metro up to the Arlington Cemetery.    We got there just before 5 and the cemetery closed at 5.  The lady in the visitor center told us that if we hurried we could make it to the tomb of the unknown soldiers and watch the changing of the guard!  The walk is supposed to take about 20 minutes... we made it in about 10.  Man, that was a hard walk with lots of hills! 

Along the rushed walk Jeff snagged some photos:

The Kennedy Tomb

The headstones went on forever

Me walking...

We made it!  It was really a solemn event to be there and watch the changing of the guard!

The sun was setting behind us - beautiful evening!

The view from the tomb and beyond into DC

We left with a deep appreciation for our military and the service that they have and continue to offer for our country and our freedoms.  I would recommend anyone to walk the cemetery and feel of the sacrifice that has been offered for us.  

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